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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Gusinde, Martin, 1886-1969
The Fireland Indians: Vol. 1. The Selk'nam, on the life and
thought of a hunting people of the Great Island of Tierra del Fuego
Published By: Original publisher
Mödling bei Wien: Verlag der Internationalen Zeitschrift.
1931. 32, 1176 p., 51 plates ill., maps [HRAF ms.: 32, 1742 p.]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is a detailed description of the entire Ona
culture, including a survey of the early European contacts (explorers, missionaries,
adventurers, and sheepherders) and a critical review (including lengthly quotes) of
previously published materials on the Ona. A short review of the little-known prehistory
(much based upon Gusinde's own collecting) is followed by a precise description of the Ona
in the early 1920's, based upon Gusinde's four field trips; the material, social and
spiritual aspects are fully covered. By co-ordinating the historical accounts,
ethnohistorical accounts (through mythology) and his own observations and interview
materials, Gusinde analyzes the patterns of continuity and change within the Ona culture.
Throughout, Gusinde emphasizes the effects of population decrease on maintenance of the
traditional culture. Comparisons between the Haush, northern and southern Selk'nam are
made, as well as occasional comparisons with the Yahgan and Alacaluf.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
English translation from German
Translation of: Die Feuerland Indianer. Band 1. Die
Selk'nam; vom Leben und Denken eines Jägervolkes auf der grossen Feuerlandinsel.|The
original German text is not included Includes bibliographical references (p. 1659-1666)
Translated for the HRAF files by Frieda Schütze.|Not translated for the Files: list of
contributors who made printing of the work possible [pp. xi-xii in original text] and index
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah T. Bridges ; John M. Beierle ; 1973
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Tierra del Fuego, South America
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings